Franck is really wonderful and has given us confidence and allowed us to enjoy our skiing while learning. Thanks again for everything.
Franck is really wonderful and has given us confidence and allowed us to enjoy our skiing while learning. Thanks again for everything.
We enjoyed our time with Clare. She was a good teacher and good company throughout the time we spent with her. We skied on powder for the first time which was great. Our skiing improved considerably and Clare was able to easily transition between the five of us. We would most certainly recommend her to anyone else looking for more personal instruction. Best wishes to her
Matt and I wanted to say a huge thanks to Simon, Rupert and Clare for the last couple of weeks. Samson and Zac had the BEST time in their morning group lessons and private afternoon sessions; they enjoyed themselves enormously and they can’t wait for next year to do it all over again...They have a huge amount of fun whilst learning at the same time. Totally brilliant! Best wishes and we hope you enjoy the rest of the season.
Lorraine and I had great lessons with Phil, Rupert and Eric. Lorraine really enjoyed Phil and Rupert's company, learning and patience! And my session with Eric was awesome - he told me he's 'allergic' to the piste he certainly was, it was great off-piste boarding. All the guys we're great. Thanks again and we hope to see you next year. Let me know when you start bookings. Best regards
I think Severine REMONDET is an amazing instructor... I thought she was great to be with and I learned a lot as well...
Rupert TILDESLEY Hi Rupert I know that I didn’t have a chance to say this to you on Wednesday afternoon but thank you so much for your help and helping me with my technique over the last week. It was so helpful and I believe my skiing as really come on since last year. My dad found it very helpful as well but not as much as me. You are just amazing and would love to ski with you again and I hope that I will get the chance soon. All the best for the rest of Season. Yours
about kid groups - I hope you are all well at Mountain Masters and that the season is a good one! I am so sorry, but I completely forgot to write and tell you how much Bea and Hugo enjoyed skiing with Simon over the New Year! Simon was absolutely adorable with Bea, especially, as she was not on ‘top form’ after sparring her wrist on a fall on the ice on Mattis. Simon was incredibly patient, kind and knew exactly how to get the best out of the children! Please let him know and give him a big
We had a great time and Christian achieved a perfect balance of showing us around the resort and giving us some tips to improve our skiing. Many thanks
Dear Iris We had a great day and definitely picked the right day for the conditions. Franck PARAGOT was a really nice guy and for sure we will catch up with him again. We are in Tignes each year as we have our own apartment. Many thanks
Tansy was great - as always. The kids had a fabulous time with her and learned a lot. Thanks and regards
Hi Estelle, I just wanted to write an email to say thank you to yourself and all of your ski instructors who were amazing in helping me and my children last week on our holiday in Val d'Isere. They really cared about the children and wanted to make a relationship with them from the moment we met them. What a great chance for our children to learn to ski with such kind and nurturing and experienced teachers. Thanks to Rupert who was just great with Louis (aged 7). Louis had a really fun time
in kid groups - Please thank Tansy and Olivier for looking after Christian so well over the last two weeks. His skiing has come on so well with the guidance and skill of the Mountain Masters team and it is a real pleasure to ski with him. He is developing some lovely mountain craft skills as well as skiing in such a lovely controlled manner. We are very proud of him and cannot thank you all enough. Kind regards
Thank you so much for the lesson, Christian was so good. He picked the right places to go and was very patient! Much appreciated his support! Thank you
The girls loved their lessons with Olivier and improved so much during the week. Thanks very much.
Many thanks. The boys had a great time with Frank and Clare in the kid groups. They made great progress this week and really looked forward to the lessons. Many thanks.
We had a great time the other week. Many thanks to Eduard for the excellent guiding and teaching. Thanks to you for your efficiency and friendliness! Best wishes
about Christian, Thias, Serge and Marie All instructors were FANTASTIC!!! We are definitely coming back!!! THANK YOU!!!
The children loved their lessons and learned a lot with Olivier RENASSIA. We will definitely get him next time. Thank you.
Hi Estelle. The boys had a fantastic week with Franck and Edouard. They absolutely loved it. Murdoch's ski-ing improved phenomenally with Franck who Murdoch says, "pushed him to his limits but in a good way". And Maverick's confidence grew with Edouard who absolutely got the level right of teaching and making it fun for him. Thank you for your help too, in making it a great holiday for us. Many thanks
About kid group, with Tansy - Christian definitely enjoys his ski lessons with Tansy and the other children. The group seems to be well matched in ability and Tansy is excellent and reinforcing the soft issues such as taking it in turns when you follow the instruct, the person at the back has the important job of being ski patrol and always stopping in a safe place such as the edge of the piste. With regard to Christian’s skiing we think Tansy is doing a fantastic job. Christian seemed to
Thanks for organising; Al was great and passed on some really good tips. Kind regards,
Rhonda did enjoy her lessons very much and said that Simon McCOMBE was terrific. We are now all back in the UK and Rhonda looks forward to practice her skiing in Hemel Hempstead. That’s definitely a great result Many thanks to Simon and the team.
Thank you, we got on very well with Christian and enjoyed our time with him, it is a little sad to be back to work today! Kind regards
About kid groups - Jack has loved his week. He really liked Al and has found it much easier having an English speaking instructor. He has picked up a lot of tips and has been correcting my technique!!! So I had better book some private lessons next year too as a refresher. Thank Al for a great week. Kind regards
Hi there Can I say that Tansy was absolutely great! I felt I learned a great deal in 2 hours and was inspired to get out and practise everything. Tansy was very patient, clear and encouraging. If I return to Val d’Isere (and I hope we will) I’d definitely try and book a couple of sessions with Tansy again!!
We had a great time skiing in Val with Alain LEDOUX! Alain has superb guiding skills and was always able to find the best snow locations. He was very helpful with my wife Sandra skiing some challenging aspects and put together a couple of nice backcountry trips for me. Val is a truly amazing place with so many aspects. Wow! We will be back.
Hello Estelle, The session with Olivier was really enjoyable, not only for the skiing but also the approach that he takes. He is very relaxed, has an easy manor and is very chatty The off-piste was not easy for me, however I came away feeling that I had learnt and really worked hard for the afternoon, which is what i wanted. I thought Olivier's skill levels were sensational, and very enviable. He makes the skiing look effortless and was constantly talking about why we were going a certain
Simon - thank you again for a fab 3 days - for taking my skiing up another notch, for taking me to the most beautiful off piste place and introducing me to that feeling of tranquility and remoteness, for pushing me push my limits and for pulling my butt out of that debris :-). I can't wait til next year! Best,
Thank you for organising Abby's lesson with Rupert T. She thought it was fantastic and ideal for preparing her for the ICE course. It was really helpful and really enjoyed it. Kind regards
Hello Estelle I personally found CLARE are to be forward, respectful and 100% professional with her attitude. Her delivery on different aspects was a credit to your organisation. I can see why you have her registered as an instructor, she helped me throughout the week to deal with different aspects of my skiing and took me to a better more consistent level, she added other tools for my box. I personally found Clare to be an asset and value both financially and for my confidence. I now also
We had a great lesson with Rupert T- as always. Not only is he a very nice bloke, but he is also a very good teacher. This year, both of us have changed the way we ski as a result of the lesson - hopefully for the better. We hope to see Rupert again next year. Thanks,
Dave HOWARD had 2 fantastic lessons with Rupert T. We were delighted he had the availability for him and he certainly felt his skiing improved. Thank you again. Kind regards
Thank you so much. We have had a brilliant week. We were so lucky that Olivier was free. We wish he wasn't booked up next week. Thank you all for looking after us
We had a great lesson with Ru G thanks, just wished we could have had more- we will have to book earlier if we come back to Val next year!
We really rate Mark Jones as an instructor and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a technical lesson. Really good advice, communicated simply.
We had a great session with Alain and picked up lots of good tips. I think we had the worst snow conditions of the whole week the morning we had the guiding so Alain did well to find the better areas. I am now back in the office –so more skiing will be another year away. Damn!!
About Kid groups The girls had a great time. Both improved and both smiled a lot. A big thank you to Franck and Edouard. Simon DAVIES
Hi Estelle, We all thoroughly enjoyed our lessons. Tansy did a wonderful job with my eldest who was skiing around cones within 2 hours of lessons - amazing! Nesrin booked three more hours with Tansy during the week which says it all for her. Rupert was great! We all felt we improved during the week as a result of the pointers he gave us during our two lessons. Rupert was able to tailor his advice to each of us to suit our ability which was very well received. We will definitely be in
We had a great week with Mountain Masters and we will definitely book you again when we return to Val. My daughter, Rachel, had a great time with Olivier Renassia and she has improved markedly. He has a great attitude with kids and he seems to bring out the best in them. Sarah also gained significantly in her confidence, skiing with Eric and she is really happy with how her skiing has developed. My other 2 daughters and myself had a great week skiing with Olivier Lipps, and we managed to cover
Rupert GODLRING Thank you for everything Jeff's skiing has improved thanks to Ru. Ru is the best ski instructor out there! I only wish I had more time so I could've had him help me improve my skiing. Hope you both have a fab season. Thank you again for everything and hope to see you next season!
Mountain Masters are a thoroughly professional but friendly team who helped us have a most enjoyable holiday. They did a great job from finding the best snow/skiing, helping to improve the skills of the whole party from the younger ones (20-30 age group) to the older ones (over 60) and generally making sure we got the most out of our week. We used two guides, Al and Simon, and they are both highly recommended
29th Dec 2015 Huge thanks again & Alexandra was thrilled with her time with Simon on Monday – she said she is now skiing a little more stylishly than before!! 31st Dec 2015 Just heard from Alexandra that they had another really fun afternoon with Simon McCOMBE over in Tignes - her skiing is now even more stylish than it was on Monday!
My brother and nephew both said their morning off piste with Mark JONES was the best day ever; so thanks to him!
Everything went very smoothly. Phill was fantastic (and you were right: it will be very difficult for me to choose between him and Simon in future!) Isabel enjoyed all her lessons and was particularly keen on Olivier. Thanks again for everything. Best wishes,
Sienna really enjoyed the lessons with Tansy. She had done some 1-1 lessons in the past and much preferred being in a small group. It works so well because you clearly do a very good job to make sure that everyone is a similar level in the group. Tansy was a great instructor and Sienna liked the fact that everyone took turns being behind her rather than some groups where the same children push to the front. Belinda SARTORI
Thank you so much for all your assistance last week, Olivier RENASSIA was just brilliant, the girls had a fantastic time, it all worked out in the end. We hope that you have a great end to the season and wonderful summer. Hope to see you next year and once again thank you so much. Best wishes
Dave COWELL, you were a legend! Mrs Wills had the best two mornings skiing she could ever have hoped for and it definitely set her up for the week. She said next holiday she would book in more instruction so simply could not be better. Happy wife also means happy husband so Mike delighted too. Thank you so much for this. We have all had a lot of fun and will be back. Two weeks next year!
Wow ... thank you so much .... the 3 children had a amazing time with Tansy lots of laughs... what a difference in their skiing. Thank you for also taking care of Gracie the type 1 diabetic it was a lot more than a normal lesson ... and also Archie in the hidden powder !! WE WILL DEFO BECOMING BACK !!
Lucy has had a fantastic week with Bernard CHESNEAU. He has rebuilt her confidence and transformed her skiing in a way we really didn't think was possible. Thank you very much for recommending him to us. Many thanks ,
Both my daughters and my wife tell me that thought that Clare was excellent for what they wanted (regaining confidence) – I look forward to booking with you again all the best for 2015 –
The lessons with Marie Barra were a huge success, and all three children passed their 3* test. They really enjoyed their week, and liked Marie, and now say that skiing is their favourite sport. We couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you for everything. Best wishes
We thought Christian was an excellent instructor. He has clearly put a lot of thought into finding very good ways to help people truly understand and remember the different techniques of skiing. He helped us a lot and after our lessons our skiing and confidence had improved dramatically We would definitely ask for him again and I also found the efficiency of your organisation was excellent in comparison with some of the other companies I contacted. Many thanks
We are now back in London and missing VIS and the skiing. This was our first skiing trip since our honeymoon in Meribel, 27 years ago! We were both anxious about being able to enjoy the week, but Edouard made it all possible. He was very calm and professional. He immediately put us at ease and assessed what we could and couldn’t do. He was very competent and able to treat us as individuals - targeting instruction as and when necessary. With his encouragement he helped us achieve the confidence
We thought that the lesson was great. Phil was a brilliant instructor and we all thought it was a very useful lesson. Many thanks
I only had 1 lesson this week (the one with Christian St JEAN) and it was great! The perfect way to start what was a very enjoyable week! Thanks
Both William and Fred enjoyed their lessons and learnt a lot in the week. Fred found Eric a really good teacher – they had lots of interesting conversations and Fred especially enjoyed Eric’s music on his phone – he obviously made lessons fun! William was taught by both Dave and Al: he thought both were good instructors and both helped him. He particularly appreciated Al taking time to explain how he should try to get more parallel rather than simply saying to get more parallel. Overall, both
I had an amazing weeks lessons with Alain Ledoux. Thanks again
Dear Christian, I just wanted to say a big thank you for another fantastic week’s skiing with you in Val D’Isere last week – I really feel I made some good progress (and as we know it’s all about how we feel!) and especially enjoyed l’Epaule and the off piste bits, even though I did them so badly! It’s so reassuring having your orange jacket ahead of me.
The girls had a great morning with Severine (as did I with Edouard )
As always I was delighted with the teaching I received through MM. Al OKRAFO-SMART is a terrific prof. His advice worked magic on my skiing over just a few days. I am thrilled and I know that the changes he helped me make to my technique will stay. With best wishes and see you next year!
My son Elliot spent a week with Philippe Raoux and his skiing advanced more it than one week than the previous four years of group lessons. He genuinely enjoys teaching and makes his lesson fun. We look forward to using Philippe again next year.
I know that Anita is ALWAYS very, very happy to ski with Tansy and that is why she always requests her. It’s always a pleasure to work with you, Estelle. Kindest regards,
Just to say we have been greatly impressed with ski instruction given by Clare. We have truly enjoyed our three days with her. She is one of the best instructors we have ever had. She keeps instruction simple and very effective. Her diagnostic skills as instructor are second to none. Give her our regards. Thanks.
About extra instructor Guillaume LEMOINE, We had a great week in Val D'Isere, we were so lucky with the snow. Feedback on our day with Guillaume is excellent and we really enjoyed the day. The choice of lunch location was a complete winner, we loved it! It was a difficult group, as our 3 boarders are fast and do quite a bit of "pseudo off piste" anyway but quite a few of the routes we took with Guillaume, they would not have found on their own - so they were happy too. As for the skiers and
Hi Estelle Thank you very much for organising the lessons - we had a brilliant week! Particular thanks to Phill from me - who really taught me a lot! I had a brilliant week with him and if I'm back in Val next year wouldn't hesitate to book another few lessons with Phill! Thanks to all!
Thank you we enjoyed our lessons very much. Olivier was a pleasure to be with, he could not have been more helpful, and he gave us a great afternoon. We would certainly use your company again. Regards
Hi all Thanks very much for your help this week - Estelle for helping out to organise everything (including a great recommendation for hot chocolate!) and Clare and Franck for teaching the kids so well. They all progressed very well considering the conditions! Best of luck for the rest of the season
I’m back in my office in the UK now sifting through hundreds for e-mails, (no joy!). I had a fabulous skiing holiday thanks & only made better following my lesson with Franck, he did a fantastic job of showing me good technique & reinstalled my confidence, that’s not to say I didn’t have any more falls after the lesson but I did have the most fantastic time. I will most definitely be back in the 2015 season & will be in touch to book some more lessons with Franck. I hope the remainder of the
Hi Estelle, Just a quick note to say a big thank you for all your help with organising lessons and guiding for my group last week. Yet again your organisational skills were second to none, with everyone in the group commenting on how easy you’d made it for them. You certainly made my life a lot easier by taking on the task of sorting out who wanted to do what! Everyone that had lessons were delighted with their respective instructors, with some booking additional sessions I believe. As you
about kid groups - I am really pleased to say that, despite the high winds and blizzard conditions, the children had a great time with your Mountain Masters instructors last week. Daniel was well placed with Al who made the most of the mountains with the group. I was delighted to hear that he took them off piste and challenged their skiing ability. This worked really well for Daniel. Katie ended up in an all-male group with Dave but she was not fazed by it at all and really progressed in
Kid group with Olivier and Franck Estelle, Thanks for another great week where both girls excelled! Chloe achieved level 8 and Maddi still working at 4 toward 5! Both girls had excellent weeks with outstanding instructors! thanks!
Took my two kids skiing, 9 years old - first time and 13 year old 3rd time. I wanted to maximise the time for the kids to learn as much as possible. Estelle, was very helpful and explained it all to me, and the two amazing instructors Edouard, and Christian, were great, patient, and fun, kids has a great time and we were doing reds together by the end of day 2!!!! Highly recommended. Thanks guys!
Dear Phill Just wanted to say thanks so much for excellent instruction and for your company last week Great day on Saturday at Forney - one of the best day's ski-ing ever Best
I thought Olivier was great. He really got me going on my skis again with simple and helpful instruction and even got me down the Face. We had a great morning too on our boards which was fun and full of laughter!
Lesson was great. Progressed at a solid pace without over-reaching. Tansy BJORKLUND knew what complex and confused thoughts were going through the mind of a beginner! Well worthwhile, thanks again.
About extra instructor Guillaume LEMOINE, Thanks for sorting that. I had a great time with Guillaume. He was an excellent friendly guide who took me to some really interesting places and we found good snow. Guillaume was patient with us but also allowed us to ride big lines if we wanted to. I had a great time and I would use mountain masters again. I am also delighted that Guillaume took a video of the troops and is going to send it to me next week. I've never had a guide offer that before.
Franck PARAGOT was a superb guide. A great teacher who clearly has a huge amount of experience and local knowledge which helped put us at ease. Every day he seemed to find the best snow and places to ski and just as important where to eat. I am sure that I will use him again when I next visit Val D’sere. Thoroughly recommended. best wishes,
Sarah and Anne both agreed that the lesson was very good and Christian Saint JEAN an amazing teacher. Thanks for all your help,
about kid group and MM Olympics - Kids had a great time as usual and the race was a real hit!
Les bénéfices apportés par le stage de novembre avec Alain LEDOUX : Mon ski a beaucoup progressé en efficacité et en moindre fatigue. Je me force à écarter les pieds et je suis capable de donner quelques conseils simples à mes clients ...Très satisfait des éléments appris et capable de les mettre en œuvre. Il reste beaucoup à faire et pourquoi pas un autre stage.
About Kid GROUPS - As always a terrific week with Simon. Kids had a great time.
Dear Alain On behalf of Harry and George, I would like to say thank you for a fantastic morning's skiing. After all my concerns about the weather and the Avalanche risks, they had one of the best powder sessions ever! They would love to spend time more time with you next time we are here. Best wishes
I've had a lot of ski lessons... Instructors were telling what to do... And it never made it any easier... and this wasn't what they were doing... Thanks Alain for making it simple and it just works!!
We both thought Franck was an excellent guide and instructor – he gave us a very useful morning of technique instruction on the first day and was cheery and enthusiastic throughout. He was good at finding off piste routes, his English was excellent and he was good at explaining thing to us throughout our days skiing. Most importantly – he is the only person in 8-9 years of off piste skiing who has actually given us realistic avalanche training and made us think hard about what we were doing and
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to see you again. You were extremely helpful as ever and my sessions with both Tansy and Edouard were really excellent. Mountain Masters is always a winner, I recommend them to everyone. And I got a lovely video of my skiing from Tansy and a series of great photos from Melanie, Edouard's wife who came with us on our tour. A la prochaine!
Many thanks to Jérôme FERRERI for giving our girls and their friends a fantastic week of exciting ski lessons over the New Year. They had an absolutely brilliant time and Jérôme took some wonderful photos to help them remember their week. Their skiing came along nicely too! Thanks again Jérôme,
Thanks very much to David, Olivier and Iris for their excellent instruction, patience, good humour. They made it an enjoyable time for all, and we'd be happy to recommend them to others. We've had a very good holiday, thanks to them.
Merci Thank you so much, Alain, this is the best ski lesson I ever had. I stopped taking ski lessons 10 years ago: they were useless as you end up paying just to follow somebody Today, I learnt so much...I wish I had met you before… 10 years ago! I would have had lessons each time and would be a much better skier now. We had a good time... Thanks again
Adam and Emma had a fantastic time with Dave COWELL. They thoroughly enjoyed his company and his teaching, so it would be super if we could do the same again next season.
Hi Phil I have had the most amazing time skiing with you this week. I still can't quite believe what you have taught me to accomplish on skis. The Face-my ambition for the week conquered on day 4. I spent this afternoon with the people from my chalet. I'm faster than some of them now and fall over less often. I'm going out skiing tomorrow and feel confident that where ever they chose to go that I will be able to follow. I hope to see you again next year. Best wishes
This was our first lesson in many years. We met up with Edouard Rolland of Mountain Masters for a "break the bad habits" session. We have been skiing for many years but the icy conditions this week were showing up the weaknesses in our technique on the steep stuff. My husband and I have very different learning styles but Edouard was able to tailor his approach to make sure we both got a lot out of our day long lesson. He has the traditional ski instructor ability to see through the back of
About kid groups - A big thank you to Al & Frank, who taught both James and Ben, last week. They were fabulous instructors and the boys really loved their groups. Given that the snow conditions were not so great at the beginning of the week, Mountain Masters were still able to give them some great lessons and the fact that they were small groups and such friendly instructors I think made the whole experience so much more worthwhile. Thanks again
Thank you for a Great lesson. Christian Saint JEAN was a pleasure to be with.
had a fantastic lesson with Tansy. Thank you for arranging!
I had an excellent session with Edouard. He's a very gifted skier (way better than the average ski instructor) but also very pedagogical. I will definitely consider him for future / longer sessions. I also recommended Mountain Masters to my friends in Val d'Isère. Best regards,
Our sessions with Christian were everything that I hoped they would be and more. I mentioned before we came to Val d’Isere that my wife, Cilla, was a very nervous skier who was only coming on the holiday because the rest of the family were and she was not looking forward to skiing at all. Christian’s teaching and patience were a huge help to her as she came to realise that by getting her technique right everything became much easier and that she had much greater control. Cilla will always be a
Duncan really really enjoyed his lessons and he improved tremendously. As soon as we know our dates for next year, I'll be booking Christian again. Cameron and Iris only managed to make it out in pretty tough conditions. It was such a shame Cam then got sick. He would have enjoyed boarding with Iris. Thanks so much. Kind regards,
Dear Iris, Thank you so much for this and a huge thanks to Simon & Al too. I have just spoken to Jamie Pike and they all hugely enjoyed their time with Simon & Al. I gather Sinead, thanks to all her fab tuition, skied a red run by the end of the week! They will be back next year! Thank you again,
I started to ski this season. I’ve got friends which I never skied with coz they are too good. I met them the other day, and skied with them. They said:"...wouaouh...we did not know that you could ski ...!" I replied: " me neither!!" Thank you Alain for this afternoon lesson, I can SKI, Now !!
20th Feb 2015 Dear Estelle, We had a wonderful time with Simon and Frank - nice, friendly, instructive and great skiing! Please give them all our best regards!
Loraine had a fantastic lesson - Phil was perfect and she's much more confident and keen to keep going. Thanks
20 Feb – Race and all-mountain groups Hi Estelle I didn't have time to see Rupes and Al to thank them, but both groups were great as always. All the best
The lessons worked a treat - I passed the Ski Club of Great Britain leaders / reps course! Rupert TILDESLEY also gave me a useful concise list of stuff to work on for my future focus. Many Thanks & Regards,
Oh Jacob is bouncing- had a fantastic lesson - I am seriously aching but really enjoyed it - set up for week ahead!! Thank you and Rupert T!! He did a great job to get Jacob down la face and video footage- so hopefully will get a grading to fulfil the 9-10 criteria!! Really pleased. Merry Christmas to all!!
Just a brief note to let you know how useful Gemma and I found our lessons with Al & Olivier. Both were exceptionally patient and incredibly informative, having a really positive effect on our ability and confidence with the drills they encouraged us to focus on, which we continued to practice throughout the course of the week. They were also very personable and great fun to learn from. I will in the future be endorsing Mountain Masters, specifically Al & Olivier, to anyone that heads to Val
in RACE group - As usual, a fantastic week.. India had a blast... And now loves racing!! What a surprise!! This was only her 4th week with you this year!! Goes so fast...
Thank you so much for arranging another great week of lessons. As always, Tansy was amazing with the children and they enjoyed every minute! It is fantastic to see how they've progressed. They have now returned to school and told their teachers how great they think Tansy is and have been showing off their badges!
Hi Tansy, Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you so much for teaching the children last week and for the video clip that you sent to us - it's great and a lovely memento of another fantastic holiday. The kids had an amazing time and couldn't wait to tell their little friends at school all about it! We had an amazing day on Saturday skiing as a family, something which we couldn't have contemplated quite so easily last year! All we could hear were squeals of delight from the kids as
Thanks very much for the lessons last week with Clare. I thoroughly enjoyed the week and really felt an improvement in my skiing. I feel much more comfortable in getting down steeper and more difficult slopes now and actually enjoy it rather than just 'getting down' previously. I hope to see you again in Val in the near future! Kind regards,
I had a great time with Mark JONES and we had a wonderful time skiing in good snow, empty pistes and sunshine! Love
Rupert GOLDRING is a fantastic instructor who is always able to find exactly the right way of suggesting improvements. I think probably the reason that I learn so much with him is that he makes me feel totally confident in him and, since skiing is so much about one's state of mind, this is a crucial skill for an instructor to have. He is also very adaptable and is able to relate very well to people of any age or ability. The fact that Rupert G is entertaining and interesting company is an added
The boys are having a wonderful time learning to ski with Tansy and I'm delighted with how well they're doing
Ed and Jonny have been talking about skiing non-stop and are really looking forward to seeing Tansy again! See you then
About Kid groups - Hi Estelle Just a quick note to thank you for organizing the lessons for Luke and Emily last week. It was the second time Luke has been taught by Simon in the last few years and he's made excellent progress both times. Emily also made great progress with Eric and she's skiing very confidently and technically for someone so small. Thanks again, see you at Easter.
Feedback is all positive. The boys love skiing with Edouard – he always finds interesting & challenging places to ski, despite the difficult conditions in the second half of the week. Hope to see you next year.
A very big thank you for sorting out our private lessons in April. My husband and son got on very well with Franck and Severine was delightful too. I learned so much under her thoughtful care. Please, pass on our thanks. We are back to ski in Dec 2014 and will be in touch to continue our lessons hopefully with the same people. Many thanks for making everything so easy for us too. Warmest regards,
Eric was mainly teaching my two teenage sons, Ben (16) and Con (14). He was very good with them, not too bossy and seemed to understand their mind-set! One small thing is that he did a lot of guiding them down runs but they both said to me when I asked them that maybe a little more actual tuition would have been good. But they didn't mention this to me when the lessons were going on so I didn't have the chance to feed it back to Eric. He's a great guy and we would use him again next time and
Just to feedback that we both thoroughly enjoyed our ski lessons with Rupert TILDESLEY. Rupes was knowledgeable, patient and encouraging and we both felt that we improved hugely with his guidance. He approached the lessons with empathy and understanding and listened to us and adapted his lessons to accommodate our occasional hesitation...! All in all a productive and well-spent couple of mornings! Thank you! We'll no doubt be back next year! Kindest regards,
We were delighted with Leo’s lessons, his skiing came along superbly and most of all he loved it. The proof was in the difficulty we had in getting him off the slopes at the end of each day, he would have stayed skiing until dark. On the way home he said to me, ‘Daddy, that was the best holiday I have ever had’! Clare was hugely responsible for that. Clare was a star. Thank you Regards
As always the kids had a great time within their KID GROUPS – despite the weather
Dear Estelle Just a short email from London on my return from Val to say thank you very much to Franck for a really good and surprisingly enjoyable lesson (being in mind it was zero visibility and very wet!). I found him to be very easy to understand and even though it was only one lesson, I felt that I improved considerably. Please tell him I tried very hard to breath (!), not to lift a ski as I turned and to keep my skis closer together so that on several trips down the Face the next day, I
Thank you, Olivier, for the lesson today! I had a great time and learned a lot of new stuff! Best wishes,
To Alain LEDOUX - Dale, the guy in the red jacket in the photo, spontaneously told me that my skiing has really improved since we last skied in Alaska, this past April. That really tickled my socks off! I can't recall which exact adjectives he used to describe the change, but they are definitely attributable to your instructions. I told him that we started by focusing on breathing....he didn't buy that concept....so I decided to stop there.
Thanks, so far Kyle is absolutely loving it and getting on great with Ru
Our boys had a fab week with Tansy. Tansy was great with them - good mix of fun and skill development. They certainly left skiing much better but most importantly they looked forward to their lesson every day. We would definitely recommend Mountain Masters and especially Tansy. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the season. Kind regards,
Thank you very much! I had an excellent time with Christian and I would definitely choose your company and Christian again! Best regards,
About kid groups Hi Estelle / Iris Please thank Tansy and Olivier for looking after Christian so well over the last two weeks. His skiing has come on so well with the guidance and skill of the Mountain Masters team and it is a real pleasure to ski with him. He is developing some lovely mountain craft skills as well as skiing in such a lovely controlled manner. We are very proud of him and cannot thank you all enough. Kind regards
Thank you very much to Olivier, Dave and Iris for their flexibility with our group. They were all fantastic at accommodating for our needs and ensured that we all had a great holiday. We are very sad to have left the resort.
We very much enjoyed our lesson with Simon and thought him an excellent teacher. Sadly we are leaving tomorrow. But will be in touch when we are next in Val to see if we can arrange further lessons with Simon. Kind regards
Dear Estelle, Thanks for all of your efficiency in organising our group, everyone I spoke with was really impressed with how you handled us. We are quite fussy and when paying top money we expect outstanding delivery - on that note Ollie was one of the best snowboard instructors I have had in 9 seasons of snowboarding. He was fun to ride with and a very good teacher indeed. If an idea did not work then he would try several different approaches until I got it, this is the mark of a great
Dear Mountain Masters, My family was fortunate to spend a week in Tignes from 5th April. Only one of us had ever ski'ed before and that had been while in school over twenty years before. We booked an instructor with you for three days from 6th - 8th April and were fortunate to be taught by Severine Remondet. We just wanted to put in writing our admiration and thanks to Seve. She was fantastic. I imagine it is not ideal to teach two adults and three children at the same time but she coped
Hello Estelle I would also like you to feed back to Edouard that we appreciated his clear English and mature coaching. I overhead other coaches talking to their clients and what they were saying was not as informative. Best wishes
We had the best week! I loved my session with Rupert GOLDRING this morning - great fun. Rosie says "Rupert is the best instructor on the planet" and she says she did the best skiing she had ever done! Many thanks
Really enjoyed the session with Edouard. The conditions were challenging for me (in some places very challenging) but Edouard was very good at assisting me throughout. Edouard has an excellent coaches eye and provides clear and practical advice to assist in improving technique. The instruction on use of equipment and other aspects of off piste safety was also very good.
Zoe and Lucy enjoyed their lessons very much. Al is a very patient teacher, and just perfect for teaching our two young girls. This was the second year that they had lessons from him and they are looking forward to next year already! Best wishes
How fantastic the children's groups were this past New Year, run by Dave COWELL and Rupert TIDLESLEY. Both girls loved their teachers and the groups- the teachers made the racing fun, and we were thrilled with their progress. The DVD was a great success. Thanks to all,
Our lessons with Simon were awesome as usual. He's such a nice guy. I was really nervous about skiing after having my baby and he really helped get my confidence back. My husband really feels he's improved this week. Hopefully we'll be back in val next year. Many thanks,
Dave, Just a quick note to say thanks for the contact, we managed to book a guide on Sunday and your company were a pleasure to deal with. Regards
About kid groups - The ski lessons have been amazing, as usual. Thank you so much!
Just to say we had a great day last week, really made our holiday, Olivier really knows his stuff and made us feel secure and in good hands! Thanks for the great service. Many thanks
Just to let you know we were very happy with Fred LAGLERA. We all learnt a lot from him , especially Michelle who was very nervous beforehand . We would certainly book him next time we came to Val D’Isere Kind Regards,
The lesson was absolutely brilliant, both my brother and I were incredibly happy that we decided to book it as it helped no end with our skiing throughout the rest of the week. Simon was fantastic, articulate and made perfect sense in all that he was trying to explain. We both felt particularly confident in his teaching and much safer with his guidance. Having not skied for over 10 years la Face seemed like an easy run having taken on board what was being said. We’ll both happily recommend
I just wanted to email and thank Franck PARAGOT for a good day skiing (until the accident), for co-ordinating everything with mountain rescue and showing concern for my well-being in the days following. Hope the snow is still coming down and I look forward to skiing back in Val d’Isere in future. Best wishes,
Had great fun with Edouard ROLLAND He is a great teacher and I look forward to skiing with him again.
About kid groups - I just wanted to get in touch as the season ends to say thank you. Allegra and Ophelia had the best group skiing that they have ever had with you guys (and they have done a LOT of group skiing) and they always came home with stories and a smile. Cannot say thank you enough – and see you all next season!
We had a wonderful week in Val D'Isere, apart from the weather of course... And all the lessons/instructors were great, both our own lessons with Rupert T and Mark, as well as James's lessons with Dave and Guillaume - he had the perfect introduction to skiing. We'll definitely be back in touch next time we're out in Val. Please give our thanks to all the guys. Regards
About Phill RIGBY I do not believe anyone else could have found us interesting and challenging skiing last week-the best Many thanks once more. Cordialement,
in kid groups - William had a great time with Tansy and is skiing much better now! Kind regards
I cannot rate Mountain Masters highly enough. My only regret is that I didn’t book my lesson earlier in the week this time round. Rupert G is a brilliant teacher and really good company as well, so I thoroughly enjoyed all the lessons I had with him, both this recent week and back in February. Also my husband and friends had an off piste session with Franck back in February and they loved that as well. They said he was a great guide and taught them loads. Hope to see you all again next time,
Good Morning Mountain Masters, I am very jealous that you are in Val D’isere when I am sadly at my desk! I was booked with Christian every day last week for ski lessons and I really just wanted to get in touch formally to say what a fantastic experience skiing with Christian was. My problem has always been that my brain sometimes just says no to skiing, and I freak out on the slope quite irrationally – something that is frustrating for both me and any instructor who is working with me. Over
Think you for sorting these lessons out for me so efficiently. I am happy to say that I enjoyed my lessons with Franck very much and believe I have managed to improve my technique which is exactly what I wanted. Franck has the knack of balancing encouragement with critique and knowing just how much to push. I was amazed that by the third day I negotiated "le face" with considerable success. There is no way I would have managed this before! On top of being a super teacher, Franck was
Thanks for recommending Phil. You were completely right. We thought he was every bit as good as Simon and had a great time skiing with him. He really helped my confidence. Many thanks,
Thanks very much for the good lessons. It was a good start of the skiing trip for Clare with Alain LEDOUX. She picked up the skiing very well and made incredible progress after not skiing for 15 years. I hope you have a few good last weeks in the season. Kind regards,